Wood Betony

Stachys offincialis 

Part Used

Aerial parts, root




Alterative; antimicrobial; antispasmodic; astringent; bitter; carminative; nervine tonic & sedative

Traditional Uses

Useful in the treatment of headaches (associated with muscle tension) and/or hypertension that is worsened by anxiety, or in nervous debility associated with anxiety & tension. Will gently tonify and strengthen the nervous system while exerting an overall relaxing effect. Astringent, antimicrobial, and alterative actions give it usefulness in treating rheumatism, dysbiosis, and various toxic conditions. Removes obstruction of the spleen, sore throat, gum inflammations, upper respiratory tract mucus and stimulates digestive and liver functions. ^1. 2.